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2023 Upgrade Success (Or Lack Thereof) Thread

2023 Upgrade Success (Or Lack Thereof) Thread

Old Feb 14, 2023, 7:08 pm
  #46  
 
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PM with Delta Plat Amex

2/9 JFK-LAX on a T fare. Upgraded to C+ shortly after booking. Was 20/39 for 17 seats.
2/13 LAX-JFK on a X fare. Upgraded to C+ shortly after booking. Was 19/47 for 4 seats. However, around 30-45 min before boarding, all 4 seats disappeared and no one cleared from the upgrade list.
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Old Feb 15, 2023, 1:42 pm
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2/9/2023, DL3725, SBN-ATL, DM on Y fare, cleared to Comfort+ at booking, 2/28 for First for 0 open
2/9/2023, DL660, ATL-SLC, DM on Y fare, cleared to Comfort+ a few hours after booking (someone canceled), 1/70 for First (w/ RUC applied) for 0 open

2/14/2023, DL1379, SLC-MSP, DM on U fare, cleared to Comfort+ at booking, cleared to First at T-120
2/14/2023, DL4049, MSP-SBN, DM on U fare, cleared to Comfort+ at booking, cleared to First at T-120
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Old Feb 15, 2023, 3:35 pm
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I scored UGs at the 120 hour window for CLE-DTW and DTW-SFO this Sunday evening 2/19. This makes me 6 for 6 for UGs without an RUC.

For the return on 2/22 (the real George Washington's birthday), SFO-MSP-CLE redeye (leaving SFO at 0030), I got upgraded on both segments at the 120 hour ,mark.

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Old Feb 15, 2023, 11:57 pm
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DM.
120 hour window upgrade for SEA-MSP-YYZ on both segments. First UG of 2023 (typically travel on paid F)
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Old Feb 16, 2023, 11:34 am
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Plat with reserve card:

SLC-BOS 2/16 - K fare, bought at ~T-18 hours. 11/44 for 2 F, 1/13 for 1 C+, cleared to C+ at the gate. Much better than 36E which is where I was gonna end up otherwise...
BOS-ORD 2/21 - V fare, cleared to F at the window, though decent chance I cancel it and straight head back to SLC.

3/7 for F/C on the year so far. Heading to YYC in a couple weeks and then back to NYC/BOS after that, none of which seem likely to clear... gotta get more west coast/not hub to hub flying going to boost the stats, though SLC in ski season is rough regardless.
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Old Feb 16, 2023, 6:49 pm
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12/15 LAX-SEA-FAI, wnd leg me + companion upgraded on T-120
earned PM w/Reserve on Award tickets.
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Old Feb 16, 2023, 7:39 pm
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Earned Plat with reserve card:

1/10 FAI-SEA-LAX-IAH, Award ticket with 1 companion, C+ at booking, 1st & 2nd legs cleared into F at T-120, no F avaliable on 3rd leg, so no upgrades
1/15, IAH-LAX, Award ticket, C+ at booking, 3/7 on ugrade list with 2 F opened. Did not clear.
1/20, LAX-JFK-SJU, Award ticket, RUG Applied. C+ at booking, for LAX-JFK 4/of20 on upgrade list the night before. But next morning, only 1 seat left. my upgrade didnot clear. No F avaliable on JFK-SJU
1/28 SJU-JFK-LAX, Award ticket, RUG cleard into F & D1 at booking. With 4hrs + 6 hrs flight time, I feel like this was the max value of RUG.

2/7, LAX-IAH, Paid ticket V fare, C+ at booking, cleared into F at T-120. 6 of 12 F avaliable before upgrades.
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Old Feb 17, 2023, 10:22 pm
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PM with Reserve traveling with +1

2/17/2023 JFK-LAX DL515 (76Z)
Cleared into PS at booking
6 and 7 out of 40 after all upgrades cleared
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Old Feb 19, 2023, 6:59 pm
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DM with DL Plat Amex

YYZ-DTW-SEA

DTW-SEA segment cleared 120 hours before departure.

YYZ-DTW in C+, not cleared yet but dont care since its a 1 hour and 20 min flight.

so far at 3/4 for main cabin to F, every other flight Ive booked directly for F.
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Old Feb 20, 2023, 8:29 am
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2/20, ABQ-LAX-SJC, number one for zero seats in F on both legs. Cleared c+ right at the gold window on both.
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Old Feb 20, 2023, 11:26 am
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2/21, BHM-ATL-BOS

DM with AMEX Reserve Card.........BHM-ATL currently sitting at 11 of 41 for 1 seat (THATS OBSURD), ATL-BOS cleared at DM Window
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Old Feb 23, 2023, 11:52 am
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PM on ATL-PBI on a Thursday morning, 25/64 for zero available seats. So much for the herd being thinned this year.
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Old Feb 24, 2023, 12:27 pm
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More GM woes

2/23 DL 1190 RDU-DTW 717-200 GM on a Q Fare: #14 of 30 (missed C+ as well)
2/23 DL 1568 DTW-ORD 717-200 GM on a Q Fare: #13 of 20

Currently 44.44% (4/9) on the year (4/5 as PM, 0/4 as GM).
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Old Feb 24, 2023, 1:51 pm
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2/6 DL1436 ATW-ATL - DM on U Fare - 3 of 30+
2/6 DL2574 ATL-HSV - DM on L Fare - Missed (don't remember position, C+ at booking)
2/8 DL3546 HSV-ATL - DM on T Fare - At Window
2/8 DL2376 ATL-RIC - DM T Fare - Missed

Just passed window for flight on Wednesday next week, and not upgraded as DM on an award ticket. 4 seats open (2 appear to have been upgrade), and site shows upgrade is available with a RUC, so a bit disappointing to not be upgraded as a DM. This is an ATW-MSP flight.
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Old Feb 24, 2023, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by secretalcoholic
DM with DL Plat Amex

YYZ-DTW-SEA

DTW-SEA segment cleared 120 hours before departure.

YYZ-DTW in C+, not cleared yet but dont care since its a 1 hour and 20 min flight.

so far at 3/4 for main cabin to F, every other flight Ive booked directly for F.
YYZ-DTW cleared 48 hours in advance to F so now 4/4 in 2023.
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